Shire Country Medical Lead Haematology in Prague (Baxalta), Czech Republic

Primary Duties

  • Implement Global Medical Plans in focus disease areas at a country level

  • Within designated disease areas, systematically lead identification of the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships and provide credible scientific expertise

  • Lead the design and implementation of best-in-class scientific programs with external KOLs, investigators and Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical partners

  • Lead specific projects per the Global Medical Plan

  • Participate in responding effectively to requests for scientific exchange

  • As delegated by the Country Medical Director, serve and the Medical representative on cross-functional local and Global teams

  • Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training

  • Maintain personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and Medical best practices

Primary Duties

  • Implement Global Medical Plans in focus disease areas at a country level

  • Within designated disease areas, systematically lead identification of the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships and provide credible scientific expertise

  • Lead the design and implementation of best-in-class scientific programs with external KOLs, investigators and Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical partners

  • Lead specific projects per the Global Medical Plan

  • Participate in responding effectively to requests for scientific exchange

  • As delegated by the Country Medical Director, serve and the Medical representative on cross-functional local and Global teams

  • Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training

  • Maintain personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and Medical best practices

Responsibilities

% of Time

Job Function and Description

15%

Develop and implement Global Medical Plans in focus disease areas at the country level

  • Collaborate with Country Medical Director and Global Medical Team to provide country input into Global Medical Plans and translate Global Medical Strategy to in-year Country activity plans

  • Define specific medical programs and activities (e.g. medical meetings, disease state education, advisory boards) and associated resource requirements and budgets

  • Define key performance indicators and metrics to track progress against the activity plan

25%

Systematically lead identification of the scientific exchange needs of KOLs, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships, and provide credible scientific expertise

  • Develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia and government organizations per KOL plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange

  • Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals

  • Serve as Shire presence at external meetings including scientific symposia and cooperative group meetings.

  • Participate in country-level KOL planning

  • Maintain KOL plans and timely, accurately and compliantly update medical customer relationship management system

25%

Leading the design and implementation of best-in-class scientific programs with external KOLs, investigators and Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical partners

  • Collaborate appropriately with KOLs and Investigators to identify areas of shared scientific interest and advance partnerships per the guidance of the Country Medical Director

  • Support Country Medical Director in defining and leading local medical initiatives and KOL plans

  • As delegated by the Country Medical Director, serve and the Medical representative on cross-functional local and Global teams

  • Provide medical support to Shire’s clinical research programs and registries

  • Serve as a bridge between as a bridge between HCPs and Shire medical, clinical and external partners

  • Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support best-in-class scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers

20%

Manage the disease area Medical Science Liaison team,

  • Lead definition of and monitor execution against field medical activity plans aligned with the in-year medical plan

  • Work with Country Medical Director to secure required tools and resources for MSL effectiveness

  • Coach and mentor the MSL team, in coordination with the Country Medical Director and Shared Medical Services, ensure MSLs are trained and certified as required in terms of disease area, skills, and compliance expertise

  • Under guidance of Country Medical Director and per GMA standards, evaluate MSL performance and provide constructive feedback

5%

Oversee and participate in responding effectively to requests for scientific exchange

  • Coordinate response within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquires from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions

  • Develop appropriate responses to unique inquiries as required, such as the presentation of scientific evidence and medical education

5%

Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training

  • Contribute to medical training of field-based commercial personnel as assigned

  • Track and record training activities per established SOPs

10%

Maintain personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and Medical Affairs and Medical Research best practices

  • Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products

  • In coordination with Country Medical Director and Global Medical Training, train medical science liaison team on fundament disease area knowledge and emerging evidence

  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, including ICH, GCP, Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices and company policies

  • Develop/increase personal and team knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications

  • Attend and report on relevant regional, national and international scientific and patient advocacy meetings as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A medical degree (MD) is strongly preferred; an advanced degree in life sciences is required.

  • 5+ years (with MD) or 8+ years (without MD) experience in biopharmaceutical medicine in Medical Affairs or Clinical Research is required

  • Experience within specialist therapy areas

  • Proficient in English language skills both written and orally

  • Experience designing and leading clinical or research studies is preferred

  • Experience in medical affairs is preferred

  • Experience in customer-facing roles is preferred

  • Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Strong focus on personal accountability and ownership – constantly challenging oneself to take responsibility for continuous performance improvement and operational excellence; highly reliable and predictable for colleagues and customers

  • Able to identify and develop target competencies (integrity, openness, competence, consistency, loyalty) in one’s self and the team

  • Good people management skills with demonstrated ability to set goals and objectives, and establish and recalibrate priorities

  • Establishes highly credible relationships and has personal impact through engaging respectfully and professionally

  • Able to expertly exchange scientific ideas and information openly and effectively with key opinion leaders and with colleagues

  • Able to expertly manage challenging conversations and handle objections

  • Strongly focused on customer and patient needs

  • Able to effectively lead and participate in multidisciplinary and virtual teams

  • Effective listening skills

  • Strong ability to partner and collaborate appropriately with Commercial functions

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Team and individual activity plan development overseen by Country Medical Director

  • Scientific project design and management

External stakeholder management and interaction

  • Internal and External Contacts

  • Position is accountable to the Country Medical Director

  • Internal Collaboration: Compliance, Legal, Country HR, Country Commercial, Global Medical, Global Clinical

External: Key opinion leaders, investigators, HCPs, patient advocacy groups, regional policy makers, etc.

  • Other Job Requirements

  • Potential travel to International HQ, local and international congresses and in-country meetings

  • Frequent travel to HCP locations – approximately 60% of time in field, nights and weekends possible

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.